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ESPN announced the schedule of telecasts on ESPNU as part of its coverage of college basketball’s Midnight Madness.
Here is the schedule, which begins at 9:00p.m. ET on October 18th:
|Basketball Team/ Commentator||Event Names||Network (Timing ET)|
TBD & Dino Gaudio
|Countdown to Craziness||ESPNU/
ESPN3 (8 p.m.)
|Florida Gulf Coast
|Dunk City After Dark||ESPNU|
Jimmy Dykes & Darrin Horn
|Big Blue Madness||ESPNU/
ESPN3 (7:30 p.m.)
|The Lobo Howl
Fran Fraschilla & Sean Farnham
|Homecoming & Hoops||ESPNU/
ESPN3 (10 p.m.)
Rich Hollenberg & Tim Welsh
ESPN3 (9 p.m.)
Rebecca Lobo & Kara Lawson
ESPN3 (7 p.m.)
ESPN3 will carry six Midnight Madness events live in their entirety, beginning tomorrow, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m., with Late Night in the Phog featuring the Kansas men’s basketball team.
The collegiate lacrosse season will be starting up soon and ESPN today announced its schedule of games on ESPNU and ESPN3.
ESPNU will telecast 53 total games – 44 regular season, 46 men’s and seven women’s – including the crowning of the ACC, BIG EAST, America East and Ivy League tournament champions.
Here is the men’s and women’s lacrosse schedule on ESPNU and ESPN3:
ESPNU & ESPN3 2013 Division I Men’s Lacrosse Schedule (subject to change)
|Sun, Jan 27||1:30 p.m.*||US Men’s National Team at No. 1 Loyola (Md.)||ESPN3|
|Fri, Feb 8||5 p.m.||Siena at No. 6 Johns Hopkins||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sat, Feb 23||1 p.m.^||Michigan at No. 6 Johns Hopkins||ESPN3|
|Fri, Mar 1||5 p.m.||No. 13 Princeton at No. 6 Johns Hopkins||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sat, Mar 2||11 a.m.||No. 2 Maryland at No. 4 Duke||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Tue, Mar 5||5 p.m.||Mount St. Mary’s at No. 6 Johns Hopkins||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Wed, Mar 6||5 p.m.||UMBC at No. 2 Maryland||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Fri, Mar 8||5 p.m.||UMBC at No. 6 Johns Hopkins||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sat, Mar 9||Noon||Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (Chester, Pa.): St. John’s at No. 14 Syracuse||ESPN3|
|2:30 p.m.||Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (Chester, Pa.): Penn vs. Villanova||ESPN3|
|5 p.m.||Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (Chester, Pa.): Penn State vs. No. 8 Lehigh||ESPN3|
|Sun, Mar 10||TBD||Stony Brook at No. 2 Maryland||ESPN3|
|Wed, Mar 13||7:30 p.m.||No. 4 Duke at No. 5 North Carolina||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sat, Mar 16||1 p.m.||No. 6 Johns Hopkins at No. 14 Syracuse||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|4 p.m.||Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Lacrosse Classic (Denver, Colo.): No. 1 Loyola (Md.) vs. Air Force||ESPN3|
|6:30 p.m.$||Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Lacrosse Classic (Denver, Colo.): No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Denver||ESPN3|
|Sun, Mar 17||TBD||Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic (Flushing, N.Y.): Michigan vs. No. 11 Colgate||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|TBD||Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic (Flushing, N.Y.): Holy Cross vs. Navy||ESPN3|
|Wed, Mar 20||6 p.m.||No. 12 Massachusetts at No. 8 Lehigh||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Fri, Mar 22||5 p.m.||No. 20 Yale at No. 13 Princeton||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sat, Mar 23||Noon||No. 5 North Carolina at No. 2 Maryland||ESPN3|
|2 p.m.||Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore, Md.): No. 11 Colgate vs. Navy||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|4:30 p.m.||Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore, Md.): No. 9 Virginia vs. No. 6 Johns Hopkins||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Wed, Mar 27||6 p.m.||Brown at No. 5 North Carolina||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sat, Mar 30||Noon||No. 6 Johns Hopkins at No. 5 North Carolina||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|2 p.m.||No. 5 Maryland at No. 9 Virginia||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Wed, Apr 3||5 p.m.||Villanova at Georgetown||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Fri, Apr 5||7 p.m.||Albany at No. 6 Johns Hopkins||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sat, Apr 6||5 p.m.||No. 14 Syracuse at No. 13 Princeton||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Wed, Apr 10||6 p.m.||No. 7 Cornell at No. 14 Syracuse||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Fri, Apr 12||6 p.m.||No. 9 Virginia at No. 4 Duke||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sat, Apr 13||3 p.m.||No. 6 Johns Hopkins at No. 2 Maryland||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sun, Apr 14||11 a.m.||Georgetown at No. 3 Notre Dame||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Fri, Apr 19||6 p.m.||Harvard at No. 13 Princeton||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sat, Apr 20||2 p.m.||Villanova at No. 3 Notre Dame||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|4 p.m.||Navy at No. 6 Johns Hopkins||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Fri, Apr 26||5 p.m.||ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Semifinal #1||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|7:30 p.m.||ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Semifinal #2||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sat, Apr 27||2 p.m.||No. 1 Loyola (Md.) at No. 6 Johns Hopkins||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|4 p.m.||Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.): No. 13 Princeton vs. No. 7 Cornell||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|6:30 p.m.||Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.): No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Syracuse||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sun, Apr 28||1 p.m.||ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Final||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Thu, May 2||4:30 p.m.||BIG EAST Championship (Villanova, Pa.): Semifinal #1||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|7 p.m.#||BIG EAST Championship (Villanova, Pa.): Semifinal #2||ESPN3|
|Fri, May 3||4 p.m.||America East Championship (Stony Brook, N.Y.): Final||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sat, May 4||Noon||BIG EAST Championship (Villanova, Pa.): Final||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sun, May 5||11 a.m.||Ivy League Tournament (Site of team with best Ivy League record)||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
* – exhibition game; tape delayed on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN
^ – tape delayed on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN
$ – tape delayed on Monday, March 18 at 12:30 a.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN
# – tape delayed on Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 p.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN
ESPNU & ESPN3 2013 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Schedule (subject to change)
|Sun, Jan 27^||11 a.m.||Champion Challenge: US Women’s National Team at No. 3 Northwestern||ESPN3|
|Sat, Mar 2||TBD||Vanderbilt at No. 6 Duke||ESPN3|
|Wed, Mar 13||5:30 p.m.||No. 13 Georgetown at No. 16 Johns Hopkins||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Sun, Apr 21||Noon||No. 9 Penn State at No. 16 Johns Hopkins|
Wild Card Weekend Averages 30 Million Viewers- The NFL today announced that this past weekend’s Wild Card playoff matches garnered an average of 30 million viewers, a number seen now for the last three years. The four games were also the four most-watched games on all of television last week.
Wild Card Weekend Edition of NFL Turning Point Tonight- The NBC Sports Network will provide a special edition of NFL Turning Point tonight looking back at the action of Wild Card Weekend. Dan Patrick hosts the program beginning at 9:30p.m. ET and will look back at the key plays in the Seahawks/Redskins, Ravens/Colts, and Bengals/Texans game.
College Hoops Tonight on CBS Sports Network- The CBS Sports Network will begin its Mountain West Conference coverage tonight as it telecasts UNLV at New Mexico. Dave Ryan, Steve Lappas, Doug Gottlieb and Allie LaForce call the action beginning at 10:00p.m. ET.
Andy Katz to Host New College Hoops Show on ESPNU- ESPN announced today the creation of a new college basketball program for ESPNU featuring college basketball reporter Andy Katz. The weekly Katz Korner will feature interviews with ESPN analysts, coaches and players. It debuts January 15th at 4:30p.m. ET.
Notah Begay III Joins NBC and the Golf Channel- NBC Sports announced today that four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III will come on board as an analyst for the network’s golf team on NBC and the Golf Channel. The 40 year-old Begay begins this week on the Golf Channel’s coverage of the Sony Openin Hawaii
Next in BTN The Journey Series Debuts Sunday- The Big Ten Network (BTN) will debut the fourth season of it’s The Journey series this Sunday at 8:00p.m. ET. The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013 will look at the match-ups in the 2013 Big Ten Basketball season. The premiere edition will look back at the Nebraska at Michigan State basketball game.
SI Cover This Week- Alabama’s win over Notre Dame in the BCS Championship is the cover story this week in SPorts Illustrated. Here is the cover:
NBC Airs Notre Dame Marathon New Year’s Day- NBC Sports will replay 10 hours of Notre Dame football New Year’s Day beginning at Noon ET. Here is the line-up:
|Noon||Michigan at Notre Dame Re-Air|
|2 p.m.||Onward Notre Dame: South Bend to Soldier Field|
|3 p.m.||Stanford at Notre Dame Re-Air|
|5 p.m.||Pittsburgh at Notre Dame Re-Air|
|7 p.m.||Wake Forest at Notre Dame Re-Air|
|9 p.m.||Undefeated: 2012 Notre Dame Football Season in Review|
No. 1 vs. No. 2 Women’s College Basketball Saturday on ESPNU- ESPNU will be the home to an early season battle between the top two teams in women’s college basketball as No. 1 Stanford hosts No. 2 UConn. Tip-off is Saturday at 4:00p.m. ET.
Tennis Channel Begins 2013 Coverage of Live Tennis January 1st- The Tennis Channel begins its 2013 season of live tennis action with coverage beginning New Year’s Day of the Hyundai Hopman Cup. The annual international mixed-doubles tournament will air next Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30p.m. ET with the Championship January 6th at 8:00a.m. ET.
Pro Bowlers Tour Sunday on ESPN- The next stop in the Pro Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour will air this Sunday on ESPN. Lon McEachern and Randy Petersen have the call of the PBA Chameleon Championship on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET.
ESPN the Magazine “Next” Issue- The next edition of ESPN the Magazine will feature the “next” group of athletes expected to make a big impact. Here is the cover:
MNF Wins Night For ESPN- Last night’s Monday Night Football (MNF) telecast on ESPN between the Texans and Patriots earned ESPN an average rating of 10.4 and an audience of 14.4 million viewers, winning the night for the network on broadcast and cable television. Through 15 games this season, MNF is averaging a 9.8 rating 13.2 million viewers, up slightly from 2011.
NFL Network Replays this Week- Once again the NFL Network (NFLN) will replay three games from this past week’s schedule. Tonight at 8:00p.m. NFLN will re-air the Ravens at the Redskins. At 9:30p.m. ET tonight the network will replay the Cowboys at Bengals. At 9:00p.m. ET tomorrow NFLN will once again show the Titans at Colts.
Three NFL Games to be Profiled on NFL Turning Point- The next edition of NFL Turning Point on the NBC Sports Network will look back at the key plays in this past week’s Cowboys/Bengals contest, the Ravens/Redskins tilt, and the Bears/Vikings game. Dan Patrick hosts the show which will air tomorrow night at 10:00p.m. ET.
TNT NBA Twin Bill Thursday- This Thursday’s NBA double header on TNT will begin at 8:00p.m. ET as the Lakers take on the Knicks in New York with Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Charles Barkley and David Aldridge on the call. At 10:30p.m. ET Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, and Craig Sager will have the action as the Spurs take on the Trail Blazers in Portland.
Next ESPN SEC Storied Documentary to Feature Sam Bowie- The next in ESPN SEC Storied documentaries will look back of the career of former Kentucky basketball standout Sam Bowie. Going Big will debut on ESPNU Thursday, December 20th at 9:00p.m. ET.
WNBA Draft to Air Live in Prime Time- For the first time ESPN will provide coverage of the WNBA Draft in prime time. The event will take place on Monday, April 15th at 8:00p.m. ET. ESPNU will air the second and third rounds beginning at 9:00p.m. ET.
Boxing on CBS this Saturday- CBS Sports and Showtime are pooling resources to produce a boxing match for CBS this Saturday. Showtime Boxing on CBS will begin at 4:30p.m. ET this Saturday. It will be the first boxing event on CBS in 15years.